Fiddling Frog 2018 February 23- 25, 2018 PASADENA, CA
TINKER AROUND WITH BEING GROOVY!
A WEEKEND OF CONTRAS WITH Groovemongers and The Gaslight Tinkers with callers Steve Zakon-Anderson and Dana Parkinson and Rushfest!
From Celtic to Calypso, Southern to Salsa, Old England to New England, Motown to Cape Town, plus a liberal dose of American Rock 'n' Roll, the Groovemongers' memorable tunes and driving rhythms fuse into a spicy mix that is irresistibly danceable. The Groovemongers are Rebecca McKallum-fiddle, Jane Knoeck-keyboard and accordion, Tom Santarsiero-mandolin and guitar, Ralph Gordon-bass, and Mark "Pokey" Hellenberg-percussion.
The Gaslight Tinkers' blend of global rhythms creates a joyously danceable sound around a core of traditional New England old time and celtic fiddle music, merging boundless positive energy with melody and song. African, Caribbean, Funk, Reggae, and Latin grooves meet traditional fiddle music. It's the genre-bending future of the music of the past. Audrey Knuth-fiddle, Peter Siegel-guitar, Garrett Sawyer-bass, Joe Fitzpatrick-percussion, and special guest from Great Bear Chris Miller-saxophone.